• Stefano Di Stasio

    Fabio Sargentini Associazione Culturale L'Attico

    Stefano Di Stasio’s painting affirms “the presence of the past.” His ideal models range from Raphael to the 16th century to the metaphysical surrealism of Giorgio de Chirico. It is no accident that since the ’70s, Maurizio Calvesi—the critic and art historian who selected Di Stasio for the next Venice Biennale—has called the artist’s work “anachronistic.” This alone lets us understand the mental and conceptual thrust of his work, which it would be a mistake to reduce to simple, traditional “figurative painting.”

    One painting here more than any other exemplified this conceptual tension. Although

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